View Poll Results: How often do you give the kids baths?
I give all of them, SO has never given a bath 27 12.92%
I do most of them 85 40.67%
We split them equally 43 20.57%
I do some of them 33 15.79%
I never give the baths, SO always does 21 10.05%
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:33 AM   #21
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Ugh so far I'm not liking the results. My son is 23 months old...and DH has NEVER EVER given him a bath. Or brushed his teeth. I complain, but it doesn't make a difference. Sometimes I just want to strangle him to help me!!
Forgot to add, my DH probably didn't give his first bath until our son was 3ish and barfed on himself and I wasn't around to help. It used to make me so mad but now I'm over it. I usually tell him to do something productive or I'll go on strike. He gets the hint.

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Re: Who gives the kids baths?

We split evenly. DD doesn't get a bath every single night...she showers w/ one of us on Saturday, the other on Sunday. During the week, it starts out w/ whoever is more willing to do it, then we switch out for the rest of the week. Except that right now Little Miss is going through an incredible lovely stage where she wants Mama (me) to do everything for her, & Mommy (DP) can shove off.
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Re: Who gives the kids baths?

I give baths while DH picks up toys and sweeps the downstairs.

If he gets home late from work, but before they go to sleep, he does baths so he can spend a little time with them. If I'm not feeling well or having endo cramps, he'll do the baths.

ETA: Before my twins could sit up and we used the baby bathtubs, it was a team effort. I'd bathe one and hand him to DH who dried and dressed him while I bathed his twin.
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DH takes care of DS and I take care of DD. They only get a bath on the weekend-during the week it's showers only. We have to help wash their hair, but they wash their own bodies.
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Another house here that I do all the baths. My dh is usually gone or "busy". If he is home he ALWAYS chooses dishes over baths. He has done teeth before...but only when I remind him several times.
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:53 AM   #26
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Re: Who gives the kids baths?

When it was just DS1, DH gave him his baths. DS1 likes to play a lot in the tub whereas I like to just get the job done, lol. DH has more patience and will just let him hang out and play after washing him. Now that we have an infant again, I give the baby a bath in the infant tub, while DH gives DS1 a bath in the big tub. Once DS2 can sit, they'll both have a bath together and DH will do both
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:10 AM   #27
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Re: Who gives the kids baths?

DH actually does most of the bathing. My eldest takes care of himself, and I "fish him out." DH washes the hair and decorates the toothbrushes for the little kids. DD is probably about ready to graduate to supervised showers soon though. That baby girl got a bath every night from her daddy as soon as she came home from the hospital.

ETA: OP, your DH is missing out. Bathtime is uber fun and great bonding time.
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Dd is only 5 months and can't sit up yet, so DH refuses to bath her. Too nervous- she's too small It's our first baby so I can't get mad at him he does take her when done or if I take her in shower with me and dry/diaper/dress and entertain her until I am done.
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:30 AM   #29
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I do 99% of the baths. But DH works 5 or 6 nights a week and doesnt' get home till after 9:30 pm so there really isn't an option for him to give lots of baths.
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:33 AM   #30
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Re: Who gives the kids baths?

Mostly I do, but for 3-4 weeks DH is on the rig, so I have no other option but to bathe them myself. For the 2-3 weeks he is home, he bathes them.
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